How L2 Learners' Critical Thinking Ability Influences Their L2 Performance: A Statistical Approach
- 10.2991/iconelt-17.2018.17How to use a DOI?
- critical thinking, L2 English proficiency, statistical modeling
This paper analyzed scores of a critical thinking (CT) skills test and standard L2 proficiency test of seventy-four Japanese college students. The quantitative analyses revealed that (1) learners' performance on five aspects of CT ability greatly varied, (2) each of the five aspects was largely independent of the others, (3) the integrative CT skill contributed to L2 listening and overall proficiency to some extent, (4) the influence of learners' L2 proficiency levels was limited, and (5) CT ability could be related to male and science students relatively more strongly than to female and business students.
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TY - CONF AU - Shin'ichiro Ishikawa PY - 2017/08 DA - 2017/08 TI - How L2 Learners' Critical Thinking Ability Influences Their L2 Performance: A Statistical Approach BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICONELT 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 70 EP - 75 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iconelt-17.2018.17 DO - 10.2991/iconelt-17.2018.17 ID - Ishikawa2017/08 ER -